EcoPure® is a second generation additive, which once added to a resin type during the manufacturing process, renders plastics biodegradable. Various ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) testing methods have proven that EcoPure is biodegradable, including the ASTM D5511-02, which confirms that products will biodegrade when placed into an aerobic or anaerobic environment, such as a landfill.
The ASTM D5511-02 has shown that EcoPure allows microbes to break down the structure of plastics at significant levels (up to 45%) in as little as 15 days. The biodegradation process starts when the plastic is placed into the landfill. The microbes are attracted to the plastic, colonize on the surface, then begin to break down and digest the plastic. The fact that EcoPure works via microbes makes this product stand out from the other biodegradable and degradable products, which are broken down by heat, moisture, UV or mechanical stress. EcoPure only begins biodegrading once it is in a landfill environment, and takes approximately 2-10 years to fully biodegrade, depending on gram weight and microbial enrichment in the landfill.
ASTM D5511-02 Certified
Certified by accredited third-party testing labs
CT Cert #PH-0404 NY Cert. #11471
EPA Cert. #CT-024 USDA Cert. #0976
FDA Reg #3001743770
DEA Reg. Federal #RN0281852
The EcoPure Advantage
Tests have shown that as little as 1% (by gram weight) of EcoPure is needed to make a product biodegradable. This ensures that helping our environment is both practical and affordable. It should be noted that using LESS than this amount significantly impacts the products biodegradability. Even though it may save money to use a smaller amount, it is critical to use the full percentage.
EcoPure works with every resin type tested thus far, and does not affect the physical properties of the products nor the manufacturing/blowing equipment. Various trial runs have shown that EcoPure can withstand temperatures up to 550+ degrees F. Potential uses for EcoPure include PET, HDPE, LDPE, Polyethylene, Polystyrene, Polypropylene, Polycarbonate, and other plastic polymers.
EcoPure is fully recyclable because it simply evaporates during normal recycle processes.